Not really, but if someone hasfeedback, I'll consider it. In general, though, you really can't please everyone - names are so personal and individual and subjective, what sounds like poetry to one sounds like nails on chalkboard to another. You're the one who is going to be saying the name 1000 times a day for the next couple decades, so it should be one YOU like regardless of the opinions of others.
But if someone points out that no one will be able to pronounce or spell my child's name, that it has a really negative connotation to the general public, it rhymes with an embarrassing body part, or the initials spell ASS... well, that's something to take into consideration. The child has to actually live with this name their whole life!
BabyNameAddicts has an excellent forum for unbiased, honest, constructive opinions and ideas on baby names!
Answer by Collinsky at 1:55 PM on May. 21, 2009
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Answer by flakeybabe702 at 1:43 PM on May. 21, 2009
No...this is all your choice. We didn't tell anyone the names we picked out till the birth. We didn't want to hear other people's opinion's or be swayed in any way.
Answer by CloverE at 1:43 PM on May. 21, 2009
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Answer by jessicarae787 at 2:10 PM on May. 21, 2009
thanks ladies!.....one of the names we are considering is dennis wayne.....dennis after one of daddy's brothers and wayne was daddy's middle name....both are deceased.....mother and daddy divorced when i was pretty young and mother still isn't crazy about daddy or his brother.....her opinion is that having both names would just be way too over the top....i don't want her to hate the baby based on his name but at the same time i don't want to have to give up a name i like just because of one person....hope that makes sense.....also.....i understand not liking a name because you knew someone with that name and didn't like them....we spent many years as houseparents and have several names that have been "ruined" for us because of having children in care with a name and they were horrible!....lol......ugh!.....boys names are soooooo hard!!!!!....lol
Answer by bigblueeyes at 2:22 PM on May. 21, 2009